July 14th, 2014 by Adam Armstrong
QNAP Launches QGenie, a 7-in-1 Mobile NAS
Today QNAP systems announced the launch of their new pocket-sized mobile NAS, the QGenie. The QGenie works as a mobile NAS, personal cloud, phonebook backup, a power bank, a wireless AP, an in-vehicle media server, and a USB 3.0 SSD.
Whether it is a social gathering, business meeting, or just a family trip with everyone in the car, QGenie allows users to extend the storage space of their mobile devices. If your phone or tablet is filling up with photos, music, or business files simply transfer files to the QGenie via the myQNAPcloud service, Qsync, and Qfile mobile app and add more. Or easily share the data via the same method; no need to email or connect to a USB drive. The QGenie supports up to 20 users and allows 8 users access to files simultaneously.
The QGenie can also work with the Turbo NAS as a satellite device, allowing users to copy files from their Turbo NAS to the QGenie with the USB one-touch-copy function. The built in 3000mAh power capacity not only allows for 10 hours of operation but can also act as a power bank for charging mobile devices. The QGenie provides a wireless access point for sharing Internet access with multiple devices through wired, Wi-Fi connections, smartphone hotspots, or an LTE/4G/3G dongle. The OLED display screen shows current system status such as storage capacity, battery power, and wireless connections.
When connected to a computer, the QGenie becomes a high-performance 32GB SSD with file transfer speeds up to 120MB/s read and 40MB/s write. QNAP QGenie supports Windows and Mac computers as well as iOS and Android mobile apps.
QNAP QGenie specifications:
- 600MHz CPU
- 1 x USB 3.0 port
- 1 x LAN port
- SD card support
- 3000mAh built-in battery
- 32GB SSD
- OLED display screen.
Availability and Pricing
The QNAP QGenie is available now for around $140.